Tigers finish off Cougars
by By BRYAN GRISHAM CSCC Sports Information Director
Mar 05, 2013 | 358 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Chattanooga State finished what it started Monday afternoon at Cougar Field by taking the third game of the weekend three-game series over Cleveland State and completing the Region VII Conference. The Tigers pounded the Cougars into submission by a final score of 16-9.

After tossing a pair of shutout wins at the Cougars on Sunday afternoon, the Tigers used a 14-hit attack and 13 Cougar walks to finish the series and get the win.

An RBI single in the top of the first by Casey Mannion and a solo homer from Jared Wilson in the second inning put the Tigers on top. The Cougars got those two runs back in the bottom of the second as Dalton Rogers swatted a two-run dinger to knot the game.

Chattanooga State put a four spot on the board in the third frame, all with two outs and two more in the fifth. Three singles and three walks did the damage in the third as Walden knocked in a pair and added two more in the fifth with a two-run homer and Wilson added another RBI to push the lead to 8-2.

The Cougars sliced the lead to a single run at 8-7, with a five-run outburst in the bottom of the sixth. Rogers and J.D. Cowart singled in a run each while three more crossed on a passed ball, a groundout and an error.

The Tigers would have none of that, getting the five runs right back in their next turn at the dish on four hits and five walks, again doing all the damage with two outs. Following a single and a pair of free passes, Marquis Webb singled in a pair of runs. Mannion then plated two more with a single and the fifth run crossed the easy way when Walden drew a walk with the bases full of Tigers, pushing the lead to 13-7.

The Cougars tacked on two runs in their half of the seventh with Cowart and DeAndre Allen both getting an RBI. But, three more Tigers runs in the eighth on four more walks and a two-run single by Aaron Wright finished the win and the sweep for the visitors.

Colton Kinnamon picked up the win for the Tigers (14-4, 3-0) while Mark Harris and Carson Bryant pitched in relief. Jeb Scoggins suffered the loss for the Cougars (9-7, 0-3) while Ethan Davis, Bobby Towne, Matt Allen, Andre Wilson, Thomas Huddleston and Derek Chandler all pitched in relief.

The Cougars will host Southwest Tennessee for a three-game Conference series next weekend.